A 2-year post-doctoral position in Evo-Devo of the Dentition in Birds
Opening in the Team of Pr. Laurent VIRIOT, INSTITUTE OF FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS OF LYON (IGFL) (http://igfl.ens-lyon.fr/), École Normale Supérieure de LYON (France).
All living birds are toothless, constituting by far the most diverse toothless vertebrate clade, and are striking examples of evolutionary success following tooth loss. In recent years, an unprecedented number of Mesozoic birds have been described, illustrating the evolution of dentition reductions. Simultaneously, major advances in experimental embryology have yielded new results concerning avian edentulism. *This post-doc proposes to investigate the evolutionary developmental biology of tooth loss in birds mostly emphasizing on developmental biology aspects*.
Applications are invited from candidates who have previously worked on the morphogenesis, shape and evolution of dentition in a vertebrate group, whichever their background (from paleontology to developmental
Knowledge in craniofacial anatomy, as well as skills in development biology, mineralized tissue histology, microtomography, 3D imaging and 2D/3D morphometrics will be welcomed.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV, as well as a list of 3 references, to:
Dr. Antoine LOUCHART and Pr. Laurent VIRIOT
Team "Evo-Devo of Vertebrate Dentition"
IGFL - ENS de Lyon
46 allée d'Italie - 69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France
E-mail: Antoine.Louchart@ens-lyon.fr and Laurent.Viriot@ens-lyon.fr